Contra dance set at Black Diamond Community Hall

Shelly Jenkings

Shelly Jenkings

PORT ANGELES — Full Scale will play while Jay Finkelstein calls at the Black Diamond Contra Dance on Saturday.

The dance will begin at 8 p.m. at the Black Diamond Community Hall at 1942 Black Diamond Road, 2 miles up from Pine Street.

A donation of $8 is requested for adults or $4 for those younger than 18 — or participants can bring the equivalent in goodies to share at the break.

Finkelstein will lead a free beginner-refresher workshop at 7:30 p.m. Well-known in Seattle and Olympia, he is on the Black Diamond stage for the first time. He is an organizer of the First Saturday dance in Olympia and plays guitar in the house band and several other bands with fiddler Jesse Partridge.

Black Diamond has hosted parts of Full Scale before, but not the full combination. They will come here from Seattle, Olympia, Yakima, Bellingham and Port Orchard, bringing a traditional New England sound with Yankee Hornpipes, Celtic tunes and tunes from the Shetlands and England.

In the band are Laurel Stone of Port Orchard on fiddle, Phil Katz of Seattle on accordion, Shelly Jenkins of Yakima on guitar and Dave Goodmanson of Seattle on piano, with guest Paul Englesberg of Bellingham on flute and concertina.

Stone, Goodmanson and Katz were members of Fresh Cider, who played at Port Angeles most recently in 2014.

Contra dance set at Black Diamond Community Hall
Phil Katz

Phil Katz

Laurel Stone

Laurel Stone

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